This section provides descriptions and summaries a wide array of Federal, state and local legislation that establishes transportation funding sources and governs their distribution and uses, as well as information on legislation establishing and regulating the use of the finance mechanisms used for transportation improvements. Separate content has been prepared for Federal legislative issues, as well as state and local legislation. The Federal legislation section provides coverage of laws governing funding, finance and policy contained in Titles 23 (highways) and 49 (transit) of the Federal code, together with information on the seven-year Transportation Authorization Act process which is used to update Federal legislation and funding levels. The state and local authorization section addresses legislation that is needed to establish new revenue sources or powers, such as the ability collect tolls or other revenue sources, as well as the use of different types of financial tools.
State and Local Legislation